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  • Endurance

  • A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
  • By: Scott Kelly
  • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 73

From the NASA astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and dare to think of your own a little differently. The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few of us ever have and very few of us ever will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The next best thing to being an astronaut

  • By Manch on 02-11-2017

Scott does a fantastic job.

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Reviewed: 22-01-2019

Very inspiring book. I really enjoyed his story about how he got there and what it took.

  • Rocket Men

  • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
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    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the moon - in just four months. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A familiar story, well told

  • By Peter on 13-05-2018

A must for all space enthusiasts.

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Reviewed: 12-01-2019

With a possible new space exploration era in the winds, this book is not only a glimpse into the golden years but also a fascinating insight into what could be again.

  • Elon Musk

  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349

South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An underwhelming narrative of a really cool guy

  • By Michael on 17-06-2016

A great insight that doesn't skip the bad.

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Reviewed: 25-12-2018

Really enlightening and a fantastic look into Elon and to an extent silicon valley. It would be great to see something like this on 2014-2019 as it was a hellish time.

  • How to Change Your Mind

  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 556

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to Change Your Mind, written and read by Michael Pollan. When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. It promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. But in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against the counterculture, all further research was banned. In recent years, however, work has quietly begun again on the amazing potential of LSD, psilocybin and DMT. Could these drugs in fact improve the lives of many people?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By James on 14-06-2018

Absolutely exceptional!

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Reviewed: 29-10-2018

Masterfully written, Chris provides insight into a field, that once was relegated to obscurity but now is looks to be on the precipice of societal acceptance. I hope this isn't the last we hear of Chris' journeys.